PEOPLE'S 40 Greatest Recipes

In honor of our fortieth anniversary, we've chosen our tastiest and most iconic dishes from the last four decades

October 15, 1979

Luciano Pavarotti's Blue Cheese
& Butter Sauce

As part of a story about celebrities getting back in the kitchen, which included Emmylou Harris, Suzanne Somers and Billy Crystal, among others, PEOPLE published Pavarotti's favorite blue cheese and butter sauce for pasta. Sadly, the famous tenor had given it up in an attempt to be more health-conscious.